Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project

Assisting Small Rural Hospitals to Prepare for the Future

The SRHT Project is designed to assist small rural hospitals in transitioning to value-based care and Alternative Payment Models (APM) such as patient-centered medical homes and hospital shared saving plans, as well as prepare hospitals for population health management. Onsite Consultations target financial and quality performance improvements that bridge gaps between the current health care system and the newly emerging system of healthcare delivery and payment. 

Delta Memorial Hospital, located in Dumas, Arkansas, shares ways they utilized the recommendations from their SRHT Quality Improvement Project and the significant impact it had on their patient experience, staff satisfaction, and the well-being of their community.

Pender Community Hospital, located in Pender, Nebraska, shares ways they utilized the recommendations from their SRHT Financial Operational Assessment and the outstanding financial impact on their hospital. 

The Small Rural Hospital Transition Project is supported by Contract Number HHSH250201600012C from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Program Contact

For more information, please contact Bethany Adams at (859) 806-2940 or